Where They Found Her: A Novel

Where They Found Her: A Novel

Paperback | April 19, 2016

byKimberly Mccreight

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“McCreight creates a world that pulls us in completely and genuinely, with characters that can enrage, amuse, and fill us with empathy. It’s a thrilling novel.”—GILLIAN FLYNN, #1 New York Times bestselling author of Gone Girl

Motherhood hasn’t been easy for Molly Sanderson, and the years since the loss of her second child have been a particular struggle. But six months after moving from New York City to sophisticated Ridgedale, New Jersey, she’s finally enjoying life again, as mother of a five-year-old daughter and fledgling arts reporter for the local paper. But this tenuous stability is threatened when the body of a newborn is found in the woods behind prestigious Ridgedale University and Molly is assigned the story. Over the objections of her increasingly concerned husband, Molly dives into reporting, determined to prove herself by uncovering the truth. What she finds is a decades-old trail of dark secrets that winds through every corner of the town.

Told from the perspectives of Molly; Barbara, wife of Ridgedale’s police chief, whose faltering son is unraveling her picture-perfect life; and a sixteen-year old high school dropout, Sandy, who is dealing with her wayward mother, Where They Found Her reveals that the tragic truth about what happened to the baby lies at the unexpected intersection of these three very different women’s lives. It is a taut and profoundly moving novel about mothers and daughters—the fierce bonds that unite them and the deceit that can drive them apart. But most of all it’s about the heartbreakingly high price of history. The past can be artfully denied, but never truly buried.

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“McCreight creates a world that pulls us in completely and genuinely, with characters that can enrage, amuse, and fill us with empathy. It’s a thrilling novel.”—GILLIAN FLYNN, #1 New York Times bestselling author of Gone GirlMotherhood hasn’t been easy for Molly Sanderson, and the years since the loss of her second child have been a pa...

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Motherhood hasn’t been easy for Molly Anderson, and the years since the loss of her second child have been a particular struggle. But six months after moving from New York City to sophisticated Ridgedale, New Jersey, she’s finally enjoying life again, as mother of a five-year-old daughter and fledgling arts reporter for the local paper...

Kimberly McCreight attended Vassar College and graduated cum laude from the University of Pennsylvania Law School. Reconstructing Amelia is her first novel. Her work has appeared in several publications including Antietam Review, Oxford Magazine, Babble, The Times (London), and New York Magazine online.

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Format:PaperbackDimensions:352 pages, 8 × 5.31 × 0.79 inPublished:April 19, 2016Publisher:HarperCollinsLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0062225472

ISBN - 13:9780062225474

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Rated 5 out of 5 by from Page Turner Warning: I read this book then I was pregnant and I am not sure I would recommend it to someone who is pregnant, expecting a child or the parent of a little one.The story is devastating, painful and impossible to put down. Despite the nature of the book, McCregiht tell the story gently and gets to the true emotions of the characters.
Date published: 2016-11-11
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Where They Found Her INTERESTING TWISTS AND TURNS, A SHORT AND SATISFYING READ. Characters are simple but diverse, each having their own voice.
Date published: 2015-08-18
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Must read! I find an author, on occasion, whose writings I NEED to read, finish, and get more of. Kimberly Mccreight has perplexed me just the right way. Can't wait for another book! Fantastic! Didn't want it to end!
Date published: 2015-05-14
Rated 3 out of 5 by from Pretty good I liked this book. I sometimes found it confusing but overall it was a good read. There are three main points of view. Molly is a reporter, Sandy is a teen girl whose mother has vanished, and Barbara is the wife of the chief of police and mother of two children. Added to these three are a whole bunch of other characters. When there are so many characters in a book, I find it hard to connect to any of them. The story starts off with the discovery of a dead infant and takes off from there. One of the things I didn't like about this story was the way that everyone seemed to jump to conclusions without any evidence. I especially found that Molly, who is a reporter and should know better, did this a lot. Probably the character I really liked the most was Sandy, who is just a little lost. The author wraps everything up nicely in the end and there are no loose threads, which I found amazing considering the number of characters and the different story lines.
Date published: 2015-05-03

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“Clever and scary . . . McCreight has her finger on the private school zeitgeist. . .and this disturbing tale will make older readers fondly recall the days when kids got in trouble for passing (print) notes in class.”